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Pepperoni vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Pepperoni and Mortadella?

  • Pepperoni is higher in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Selenium, and Vitamin B5, yet Mortadella is higher in Vitamin B2.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11749% more.
  • Pepperoni has 36 times more Manganese than Mortadella. While Pepperoni has 1.074mg of Manganese, Mortadella has only 0.03mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Mortadella is lower.

We used Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced and Mortadella, beef, pork types in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.9%
Contains more Potassium +68.1%
Contains more Zinc +16.2%
Contains more Copper +51.7%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Iron - 1.4
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 50% 13% 68% 25% 207% 67% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.9%
Contains more Potassium +68.1%
Contains more Zinc +16.2%
Contains more Copper +51.7%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Iron - 1.4

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin E +368.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +30%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178.5%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +262.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59433.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +13.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 21% 39% 0% 68% 60% 94% 56% 84% 4% 163% 15%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 30% 0% 30% 35308% 51% 27% 30% 3% 185% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +368.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +30%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +111.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +178.5%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +262.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59433.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +13.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pepperoni Mortadella
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pepperoni Mortadella Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 3.05g Mortadella
Protein 19.25g 16.37g Pepperoni
Fats 46.28g 25.39g Pepperoni
Carbs 1.18g 3.05g Mortadella
Calories 504kcal 311kcal Pepperoni
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Pepperoni
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 18mg Pepperoni
Iron 1.33mg 1.4mg Mortadella
Magnesium 18mg 11mg Pepperoni
Phosphorus 158mg 97mg Pepperoni
Potassium 274mg 163mg Pepperoni
Sodium 1582mg 1246mg Mortadella
Zinc 2.44mg 2.1mg Pepperoni
Copper 0.091mg 0.06mg Pepperoni
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 1.03mg 0.22mg Pepperoni
Vitamin D 52IU 41IU Pepperoni
Vitamin D 1.3µg 1µg Pepperoni
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.271mg 0.119mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B2 0.257mg 153mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 4.987mg 2.673mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B5 0.93mg 0.44mg Pepperoni
Vitamin B6 0.362mg 0.13mg Pepperoni
Folate 5µg 3µg Pepperoni
Vitamin B12 1.3µg 1.48µg Mortadella
Vitamin K 5.8µg 1.6µg Pepperoni
Tryptophan 0.23mg 0.152mg Pepperoni
Threonine 0.869mg 0.633mg Pepperoni
Isoleucine 0.901mg 0.708mg Pepperoni
Leucine 1.575mg 1.213mg Pepperoni
Lysine 1.652mg 1.262mg Pepperoni
Methionine 0.511mg 0.394mg Pepperoni
Phenylalanine 0.778mg 0.598mg Pepperoni
Valine 0.987mg 0.735mg Pepperoni
Histidine 0.688mg 0.52mg Pepperoni
Cholesterol 97mg 56mg Mortadella
Trans Fat 1.527g g Mortadella
Saturated Fat 17.708g 9.51g Mortadella
Monounsaturated Fat 20.77g 11.38g Pepperoni
Polyunsaturated fat 4.458g 3.12g Pepperoni

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pepperoni Mortadella
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
50
Pepperoni
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
58
Pepperoni
45
Mortadella

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
116%
Pepperoni
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
1%
Pepperoni
3%
Mortadella
Fats
214%
Pepperoni
117%
Mortadella

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pepperoni
Pepperoni is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mortadella
Mortadella contains less Sodium (difference - 336mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 41mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.198g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pepperoni - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174575/nutrients
  2. Mortadella - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174573/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.